My art work is inspired by the the details of nature. I have a tendency to focus in on the smaller picture. Living in Maine offers me so many wonderful visual opportunities--I never feel at a loss for subject matter. As I work on my skills as an artist, I am pushing myself to explore not just the close up, but also a broader representation of my world. I create artwork primarily by drawing and painting using water-soluble materials, ink, graphite, oil bar/oil paint and encaustic. I work from life and from my own photographs (of which I seem to have bazillions)
My BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art provided me with a solid foundation in the fine arts. After my college graduation I spent many years working as graphic designer running a small studio. I have returned to creating fine art after many years away.
Because of my background in graphic design and marketing I often find myself helping out folks with small businesses that need those services. In particular I have discovered I can provide consultation services that help the new business owner focus on outlining their business goals and matching up needed services (website creation, social media outreach etc) to achieve those goals.